Passage to Mars (filmmakers Frédéric Dieudonné and Christophe Jeauffre of Jules Verne Adventures, released 2015) documents the experiences of six men who are dispatched to the frozen sea of the forbidding Northwest Passage as they train for a potential exploration of Mars aboard a NASA experimental vehicle. The intrepid explorers undertake a 2000-mile journey that is planned to last a few weeks, but ultimately becomes an epic two-year odyssey. Passage to Mars is a compelling film that will touch and inspire those who think outside the box and are willing to broaden their realm of imagination and action. This film presents an optimistic vision of the true nature of humankind, as the limits of exploration are pushed for the sake of discovery and knowledge. In so doing, it becomes a symbol of what the human spirit can achieve.
Running time: 105 minutes
3:30 pm on Sat., Nov. 7th at SJCT’s Whittier Theater
12:20 pm on Sun., Nov. 8th at the Grange